The festive season is right around the corner. Many of you must have already started your Diwali preparations by this time. After all, Diwali is the biggest festival of India. It is during this auspicious time that families get together and celebrate. And no celebrations are complete without a little indulgence. This often results in eating too much unhealthy food. But did you know that you can stay healthy even by indulging in some sweets? Let us see how you can do that.
Here are some easy and helpful tips on how to stay fit and healthy even during the time of festivities by following.
Say no to crackers. If you have to burn crackers, then make sure that you equip yourself with and wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth in order to prevent contracting any diseases. If you are already suffering from asthma or any other respiratory problem, then wearing a mask when outdoors is mandatory for you.
Since Diwali is also that time of the year to gift sweets to your near and dear ones, make a smart decision to switch to low fat or sugar-free sweets. These days, sweet shops too prepare special sugar-free sweets. It’s just that you need to order for them slightly in advance. So, plan well and make a conscious decision of protecting your own health, as well as your near and dear ones’, by opting for sugar-free sweets.
In the euphoria of celebrating Diwali with our near and dear ones, we often buy packaged sweets from the supermarket without even looking at it for a second time. But that is not a correct practice to follow.
When picking up sweets from the supermarket or store rack, always make it a point to check the expiry date of that sweet. More often than not, supermarkets usually have products which are going to expire soon in the front while the fresh ones are kept slightly behind. So be careful and check the date before billing.
Festivals are all about food. Another precaution which you must exercise is that you should, under no circumstances, compromise on the quality of food which you consume or buy. Always buy sweets from reputed and well-known sweet shops or sweet marts as then you know that the products which go into making that box of mithai are of good quality and hygienic.
Avoid consuming sweets from local sweet marts for the sake of lower costs. The quality may get compromised and so may your health. There is the risk of a number of health ailments like food poisoning, dysentery, etc. So, stay safe.
While Diwali is a festival of lights, it is also the season for having card parties which are, more often than not, accompanied by cocktail parties. It is quite easy under such circumstances to overboard and have a few extra pegs on the request of your friends. Nevertheless, it is definitely not a good sign medically and can be a cause for a wide range of severe medical ailments. So, this Diwali, drink reasonably and stay healthy.
To be on the safer side, you should also undergo medical tests to see if you are suffering from any medical problem in case you tend to consume sweets from outside and other delicacies.